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  • What are my rights as a son who's mom passed away while in the process of filing for a divorce?

    Have a financial interest 1/3 in the family home which is now being sold. My mom was in the hospital in a medically induced coma when he astranged husband took all her money out of her seperate bank account. He had his tax attorney send me several...

    Anna’s Answer

    Unless she was actually divorced, the filing is likely not relevant. The question really is what are your rights either under her will or, if no will, under the intestacy laws. The life insurance should be distributed pursuant to who she designated as the beneficiaries. I would strongly recommend that you speak with an estate attorney. I am going to add a wills tag to this post (can find a tag for estates) as it really isn't a family law issue.

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  • Can I get full custody of our children if their father has not followed the temporary parenting plan?

    I live in NH and I'm in the process of getting a divorce.I have a restraining order on my ex husband. My ex and I agreed on a parenting plan in March 2015. He is supposed to supply our kids with their own cell phone so that he can talk to them o...

    Anna’s Answer

    While you are in a good position to argue for no visitation, I would strongly recommend that you speak with an attorney who can review the facts or your case in more detail and assist you at the final hearing. If cost is a concern, I am including a link to some of the free legal services that are available. There are also reduced fee services available.

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  • My husband lives in concord nh. I live in Erie pa. We have been seperated 3 years. He just filled for divorce no children no

    Combined financial obligations. While seperated I had a child. Husband not on birth certificate and signed paperwork stating he is not the father. Can my daughter be brought into the divorce? She is 18 months and born and lives here in pa. I was t...

    Anna’s Answer

    Typically I would handle something like this by stipulating in the Decree that there was a child born during the marriage, but after separation and that your husband is not the father. I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "brought into the divorce" but you are correct that if he wanted parenting time, etc. PA would have jurisdiction over the issues surrounding the child. It seems unlikely your husband is going to request this, and I am assuming you will not be seeking child support from him (which would be the other way your daughter could be involved).

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  • Juristiction Ma, 50 50 custody I'm a single mum Court date 8/27 for contempts including dad stop paying for private schoo

    High conflict 20 yrs 2 kids 3 profitable companies, I had 1 year restraining order,anger management, narcissist . Divorced final April 14, waived my rights to alimony as well as claiming child on tax return I also lost my insurance That he ...

    Anna’s Answer

    It is really unclear to me what the question is. However, as I understand the start of your post jurisdiction in is Massachusetts. Accordingly, my recommendation would be to speak with an attorney there as soon as possible. If you had an attorney last year when the divorce was finalized call him/her for either assistance or a referral (this is really short notice so it may be hard to get someone to help with a hearing this week).

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  • What do i need to do to have custody returned to me when temporary sole decision making has been granted to dad ex parte motion

    I was incarcerated as the result of a domestic violence disturbance at my home with my ex bf which lead to pending charges against myself. My ex filed an ex parte motion to have temporary sole decision making just until i was out of jail. How can ...

    Anna’s Answer

    It is not going to be possible for any one to promise you what an outcome will be. However, if the father and you are in agreement on what should happen, it is quite likely that the judge will approve the agreement. I have included a link for some of the free legal services which might be able to provide assistance.

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  • I LOAN my husband my inheritance $156,000@0% to pay off the mortgage with a repayment plan in place saving 8 years off mortgage

    He repaid $1500.00 faithfully for 7 months and stopped paying. Bought 100K worth of toys and a home in Florida. I inherited that money in Ma but we live in NH that was 11 years ago. I have the original 7 checks and a copy of the money order for $1...

    Anna’s Answer

    This is the third time today you have posted on this issue today. See the prior responses and call an attorney on Monday.

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  • Im disabled SSDI He $91,000 a year. How can I protect myself financially and not lose our family camp and primary home ASAP

    I'm a disabled nurse he's a engineer.I LOANED him my inheritance to pay off the main mortgage with an agreement to be paid back over 8 years.$156,600 interest free. I became disabled and he talked me into buying a 3rd florida home. mortgage on ou...

    Anna’s Answer

    Please see the answers to your previously posted question on this same topic.

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  • My husband wants a divorce now after 39yrs. I became totally disabled 9 years ago. What's my first step ASAP

    We owned 2 homes. I bought and maintan the second summer home I loaned him my inheritance of $156,000 to pay off our home with a repayment plan in place for 96 months. vs 14 years. That payment plan lasted 7 months. I have proof. He stopped and ...

    Anna’s Answer

    There are a couple of big issues here. First, in NH everything you and your husband have (including your inheritance) is considered marital property and subject to an equitable distribution. The starting presumption is that a 50/50 split is equitable. That being said, the fact that some funds were from an inheritance, agreements to return funds, and an inability to work, all might be reasons to request that more than 50% of the net assets be awarded to you. Second, is alimony. Alimony is essentially a two part test in this instance: (1) Do you need the support, and (2) can your husband afford to pay. Without any details on your husband's income I don't have a sense as to whether he has the means to pay alimony. An attorney is going to need to review all the facts before providing any particular predictions on the outcome of your case. With several properties and multiple issues I would strongly recommend that you contact a local attorney who can represent you as soon as possible.

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  • I'm 17 and received an underage drinking citation in Wisconsin, while I'm from New Hampshire. What can I do?

    A few weeks ago I had some drinks with a friend on a camping trip in WI, and fell asleep on a hill in the campground. We were woken up at 2AM by four sheriffs. They claimed to have smelled alcohol and ordered us to blow into the breathalyzer, whil...

    Anna’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney in Wisconsin. As has been noted, there may be consequences that one might not typically consider (potential loss of financial aid, etc.). If there is an option to keep off you record, an attorney in Wisconsin should be able to assist.

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  • My spouse and I are turning in a joint petition, data sheet, vital stats form, and our final decree and financial papers.

    We checked to waive final hearing. What will happen next?

    Anna’s Answer

    I agree fully with Attorney Reardon. I would add that if the court has any questions they may schedule a brief hearing before the documents are approved.

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